Students rewarded for meeting AYP standards

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By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun Teachers, staff and school administrators for Tucumcari Middle School held a picnic lunch for the students on Friday, honoring them for a third consecutive year of meeting New Mexico’s Annual Yearly Progress standards. “It was no surprise,” said Principal Roberta Segura. “The students work very hard and did such […]

Four Quay schools fail to meet AYP standards

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By Thomas Gracia: : QCS staff writer All of Quay County’s public school districts met Adequate Yearly Progress standards for 2009, but four of the county’s schools did not meet standards, according to the New Mexico Public Education Department. The report shows four of six Quay County schools — Tucumcari High School, Tucumcari Elementary, House […]

School officials aim to meet accreditation standards

By Ryn Gargulinski: Quay County Sun Tucumcari school officials profess high standards. A group of educational gurus from from North Central Association Commission on Accreditation and School improvement help them reach those goals. Tucumcari Superintendent William Reents said the accreditation team will be in town April 18-21 to make sure the elementary and high schools […]

Harsh regulations will mean hardship for auto industry

Freedom Newspapers Some pointless ideas die hard, which is an accurate description of the fuel economy standards the federal government imposes on automakers. The Bush administration, although allegedly in favor of freer markets, announced new standards this week that will require higher gas mileage ratings for the light trucks that dominate U.S. roads. The standards […]

Most area schools meet standards

William Thompson Tucumcari Public Schools recently met requirements established by the federal No Child Left Behind Act. That is good news for Tucumcari Middle School which had previously been on probation for failing to meet the standards. Tucumcari students took “Criterion Reference” tests last year which guaged their ability to meet the latest federal standards. […]